It’s funny how some things come to you. A friend of mine was heading to, of all places, Oak Ridge, Tennessee for a two or three day mini vacation.
As she was telling me this, I thought, “Oak Ridge, Tennessee? Why?”
So, I asked.
Her husband had just read The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan, and it sparked an interest in the area.
So, I thought, “Yeah, I need a new book to read!”, and I bought it.
For the nook!
Aren’t you proud of me?
Kiernan, a journalist, author, producer and much more, interview the women who worked in Oak Ridge during World War II.
These women, now in their 80s and 90s, were working on “the gadget”, which later became the atomic bomb. Most of them had no idea just exactly what they were producing, or even what each other did in the vast buildings that went UP in a couple of years.
It’s a great story of a great group working on a great project that achieved a great victory.
A simple book review could not possibly do this book justice. It’s a part of American World War II history that isn’t told much, but is one that should be – often and loudly.
A must read for
Jenny any WW II enthusiast, it tells the stories of real people, real women, how they lived, survived, and helped win the war and bring the boys home.
Check it out!